Victor company OF Japan, Limited (JVC), is a subsidiary company of the Japanese electronics company Matsushita Electric Industrial of cost, Ltd. (admits as Panasonic). JVC is its own large international enterprise with seat in Yokohama, Japan, both entertainment electronics for the home user and thoseUnterhaltungsindustrie and medium-technical devices for semiprofessionelle and professional applications develop and drive out. It has about 36,000 employees (2003). The company became to 13. September 1927 based and concerned itself first with the production of records and their improvement, e.g. the development of the45/45 Stereoformates. Many market success-rich innovations followed and JVC constantly grow let. 1954 were taken over JVC von Matsushita.
Thus JVC 1976 brought the first video home system - to video recorders for at home with the model designation HR-3300 on the market. By generous license assignment politics to other manufacturers displacedthe video home system system of JVC in only few years the magnetic picture recording systems of Philips (VCR ), Sony ( beta max ), already existing, and Grundig (video 2000). Due to commercial success and the world-wide spreading exerted by it video home system became world-wide the “standard” for home video recorders.
To remain not unmentioned at least contentious role of JVC is as a Wegbereiter for the world-wide spreading of the similar copy protection macro vision. On pressure of the film industry 1985 became the video home system standard of JVC going by extended that video home system licensees were allowed to only build Video home system Aufzeichnugsgeräte (video recorder) with AGC (AUTOMATIC Gain control).Originally meant for an improvement of the picture signal on receipt side by automatic rejection, this technology could be used, in order to implement and spread the similar copy protection macro vision developed by the company Macrovision corporation.
Starting from 1986 JVC VHS-C and S-VHS Camcorder, 1995 developed firstDigital Camcorder in the pocket size and since 2002 plasma panels. In the range of the entertainment electronics JVC 1991 those brought world-wide first Micro HiFi - to plant (UX-1) on the market.
JVC engages itself also as a sponsor for sport large events like the UEFA football European championship (since 1980), the FIFA - Worldcup (since 1982), the soccer world championship 2002 in Korea/Japan and are since 1978 regularly organizer of the Tokyo video festival and the JVC jazz festival in Singapore.
As European folders 1977 JVC (U.K.) were created Limited and 1978 JVC Germany GmbH.